Language Learning Hub - Stellenbosch University Language Centre

Language Learning Hub

Become multilingual: learn Afrikaans, isiXhosa or English.

If you want a fun and accommodating space to learn or improve your Afrikaans, isiXhosa or English, Stellenbosch University Language Learning Hub is the perfect place for your language learning journey.

One of our main aims is to support the multilingual aspirations of individuals who don’t currently benefit from Afrikaans, isiXhosa and English language learning opportunities within existing structures at Stellenbosch University (SU) or elsewhere.

Our approach blends interactive, practical and creative learning, both face-to-face and online.

We also offer tandem learning and film and culture evenings to create various learning opportunities outside of standard learning spaces.

We believe that language and culture can’t be separated and that through language learning, you learn to respect and appreciate the culture of a specific language. That’s why our Language Centre courses focus on more than just learning vocabulary and structure – we learn about each other.

Feedback from our participants

“Thanks again for the excellent isiXhosa 123 course! The staff cannot stop talking. Pieter (our chef) even welcomed the SA table guests today with ‘Wamkelekile eLeopard’s Leap’ – the Japanese guests were shocked.

We will definitely see you in the near future. Hambani kakuhle!”

Marie-Louise Oosthuizen
(Culinary manager), Leopard’s Leap

Meet our Team

Arné Binneman
Arné Binneman
Lecturer and coordinator

| Tel: 021 808 9731

Academic Literacies and Language Learning Hub
Helga Sykstus
Helga Sykstus
Lecturer and coordinator

| Tel: 021 808 4004

Language Learning Hub and Academic Literacies

Blog

girl with wings out of autumn leaves

A musing on the freedom language brings

Imagine a world without language. Is that even possible to imagine? Isn’t language so intertwined with thinking that it’s no use trying to think if you don’t think in language? How would you access your own thoughts and communicate them if it’s not encoded in some kind of language?

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